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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting

University of Essex

9 months
15792 GBP/year
7360 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting course offered by the University of Essex should interest you if you want to build your language proficiency in Chinese and English, and further develop the translation and interpreting techniques that are required by employers.

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The Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting course offered by the University of Essex  will build on the knowledge and skills you acquired in your previous qualifications, and is unique in the emphasis it places on hands-on training. With the help of native speakers, you learn how to use your language skills to translate, interpret and subtitle effectively, using the latest industry-standard software, in a culturally sensitive way.

You cover topics including:

  • Bilateral, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting
  • Technologies of translation
  • Effective note-taking
  • Written translation

Your future

Our course directly leads to a career in translation, interpreting and subtitling, in the media, business and tourism between the English-speaking world and China.

We work with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Within our Department of Language and Linguistics, we also offer supervision for PhD and MPhil. We offer supervision in areas including language acquisition, language learning and language teaching, culture and communication, psycholinguistics, language disorders, sociolinguistics, and theoretical and descriptive linguistics.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Technologies of Translation

  • Translation Portfolio (Chinese-English)

  • Bilateral Interpreting

  • Intercultural Communication: communicating across languages and cultures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We will consider applicants with a 2:2 or above (or international equivalent) in a subject which has a major component of English.
  • If Mandarin Chinese is not your first language, you will need to hold HSK level 6 to be considered for this course.
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview (by skype) and successfully pass Translation and Interpreting aptitude tests.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15792 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15792 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    7360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7360 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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